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Sassafras trees
April 5, 2012
8:31 am
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twiggityNDgoats
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Suzanne, In case you haven't found your farm namesake tree yet here is what it looks like.  We have millions iSassafras-1.jpgImage Enlargerf you'd like a few small ones :-)

April 5, 2012
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Oops, the picture of the entire tree didn't load.  trying again...Sassafras-2-2.jpgImage Enlarger

April 5, 2012
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What a great idea! Sassafras tea for everyone!

April 5, 2012
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When I was a little girl in the hills of Virginia my grandmother would go up the hill and get some bark from the sassafras tree, bring it to the house and grind it up and make sof Molasses cookies with sassafras frosting for out school lunches. I can just taste them now. I never got the recipe, but recently I bought some sassafras and when I get over the shingles enough I am going to give them a whirl.

I never knew what the flowers looked like or anything else about it.

April 7, 2012
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I remember back when the neighbor grandpa brought sassafrass roots....I thought to make tea. Was it the bark? That's a sweet memory, the smell of sassafrass tea brewing.

April 7, 2012
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Grandpa was making root beer ! When it was fresh it was a good drink for the kids. BUT later the yeast turned the sugar into alcohol and grandpa wouldn't share anymore. Fili powder is made from sassafras leaves and you must have that to make a proper gumbo.

April 8, 2012
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happy-flowerYears ago I always purchased fesh sassafras in the Spring to make tea, it was considered a "tonic" to cleanse the blood from Winter. I dont know really whatt it did, but I loved the taste, I cant find it anymore, I sort of remember that it wasnt being sold in the supermarkets for some reason.

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